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I got kicked in the shin while playing soccer & may have had shin splints. I now for two weeks have had bruising swelling pain. Should I be worried?

I got kicked in the shin while playing soccer & may have had shin splints. I now for two weeks have had bruising swelling pain. Should I be worried?

Shin bruise: If you were kicked hard enough then a bruise or swelling is normal. A fracture is a possibility, but that would most likely hurt when you stand on the leg. An X-ray would be a good idea, and you should start with your primary physician for that. Unless you do have a fracture there is little that an orthopedic consultation could do. This may take 6-8 weeks to completely resolve. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Lower left leg pain. Sharp but doesn't hinder anything. No known bruising. Just above shin but it isn't on the bone so not shin splints I think?

Lower left leg pain. Sharp but doesn't hinder anything. No known bruising. Just above shin but it isn't on the bone so not shin splints I think?

Could be Shin splint: Shin splints are not necessarily on the bone. What happens is that the muscle belly gets pulled from the bone, but the pain can be palpated on the muscle itself. Have to know why, what activity were you doing, etc. Rest, ice area and see if pain goes away. If not, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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How can I tape shin splints?

How can I tape shin splints?

Stretch instead: Taping is not nearly as effective as daily stretching of the anterior tibialis muscles. ...Read more

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How should I treat shin splints?

How should I treat shin splints?

Several Options...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, . Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain can then help with a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland. Com). ...Read more

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How should you relieve shin splints?

A few ways: Proper supportive shoe wear will help. Ice to the area after activity as well as stretching before and after activity will also help. ...Read more

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What's the beat thing for shin splints?

What's the beat thing for shin splints?

Stretching: Stretching pre and post activity are important. A tight achilles is often found in patients with shin splints. ...Read more

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What is good for pain from shin splints?

Rest: Rest and activity modification are the mainstay of treatment. When the pain wears down gradually increase exercise intensity in a pain free fashion. ...Read more

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What to do if I have shin splints. What to do?

What to do if I have shin splints. What to do?

Several Options...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, . Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain can then help with a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland. Com). ...Read more

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Why aren't my shin splints going away for weeks?

Why aren't my shin splints going away for weeks?

Maybe something else: Usually shin splints will take longer than a few weeks to go away. However, if you feel you have rested and done the stretching enough to relieve the discomfort, you may need to be evaluated for another fairly common condition that mimics shin splints: tibial stress fractures. ...Read more

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Need a simple explaination for this. What are shin splints?

Inflammation: 'shin splints' are basically the muscles that move the ankle and foot back on the lower leg bone getting inflamed on the tibia (shin bone).Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What are the signs of shin splints and how are they treated?

What are the signs of shin splints and how are they treated?

Treatment depends...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, . Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain will guide a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland. Com). ...Read more

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Is there a cure for shin splints?

Is there a cure for shin splints?

Shin splints: Shin splints occur during physical activity and result from too much force being placed on your shinbone and connective tissues that attach your muscles to the bone. You should get sufficient rest, try ice and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (naproxen, ibuprofen, etc). Wear proper-fitting shoes with good arch supports. Should get better. If the pain is very severe, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for shin splints?

Is there a cure for shin splints?

Treatment depends...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, . Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain will guide a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland. Com). ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for shin splints?

What's recommended as a cure for shin splints?

Treatment depends...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, . Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain will guide a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland. Com). ...Read more

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Should I go my doctor with shin splints?

Shinsplints: If indeed you have "shin splints" you need to learn to. Progress into activites requiring running and jumping. more slowly, The pain produced by shin splints is a consequence of muscles being overloaded too quickly. Our bodies. Are amazing and. Will adapt if we take caution to increase the physical demands slowly. Treatment is afforded by rest, ice, NSAIDs, and patience to wait until your heale ...Read more

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What muscles are injured in shin splints?

Anterior tibialis: Shin splints are a generic term for pain on the anterior (front) part of the shin. The muscles in this area are the anterior tibialis muscles. Shin splint pain can be caused by strain, inflammation or even a tear of this muscle and related tendons. See your doctor if this pain persists. ...Read more

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Why do bow legged runners get shin splints?

Why do bow legged runners get shin splints?

Increased stress: Varus deformity puts more stress on the legs. ...Read more

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What is cause of shin splints? Lactic acid?

What is cause of shin splints? Lactic acid?

Several Options...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, . Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain can then help with a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland. Com). ...Read more

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Can shin splints hurt the back of you legs?

Not usually: Shin splint usually hurt at the anteromedial aspect of the leg (front and inner part). Posterior (back) leg pain will trigger me to look for another cause of pain. ...Read more

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Do good orthotics help get rid of shin splints?

Do good orthotics help get rid of shin splints?

Shin splint pain: Shin splints are a common overuse sports injury. Because of the function of foot and ankle, some muscles are used more than others. This causes inflammation at the origin of the muscles in the front of the legs. By controlling the mechanics with a custom orthotic, the muscle calms down and doesn't inflame. You should see your podiatrist to be evaluated for a custom orthotic. ...Read more

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How to get rid of shin splints without any rest?

Problem: It is difficult, you really need rest.
I would try orthotics to support and balance your feet.
Use ice on your shins after exercise and stretch ...Read more

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Will kinesiology tape help prevent shin splints?

Possible: This is a possibility. Along with stretching, rice and massage try the k tape to see if it alleviates your symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent shin splints when running?

Mechanical eval: Shin splints develop when the stresses on the tibia are greater than the body can accommodate. There are multiple contributing factors. Wearing appropriate shoes, stretching your calves, having good core strength, and slowly increasing training (instead of making abrupt changes) can all be preventative. A sports doc or pt can evaluate your mechanics. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of shin splints from running fast?

Proper diagnosis: Its also important that you have been properly diagnosed for your problem. Shin splints may be confused with stress fractures, bursitis, exertional compartment syndrome, and strains. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of shin splints? Stop or walk around?

How do you get rid of shin splints? Stop or walk around?

Rest: I would recommend ice, rest, stretching and nsaids
if activity exacerbates the pian that exercise should
be avoided. Sometimes shoes or foot problems could
be a factor. ...Read more

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What to do about shin splints and calf pain due to running?

What to do about shin splints and calf pain due to running?

Several Options...: "shin splint" typically refers to pain on the front of the lower leg, but can present in the back. Pain in this area may come from medial tibial stress syndrome (mtss), stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Identifying the underlying reason for your pain can then help with a specific plan of care. Treatments usually consist of rest, stretching, ice, massage, or orthotics. (drmarkgalland. Com). ...Read more

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What happens if you don't go to the doctor for shin splints?

Depends on severity: Shin splints are typically caused by either a local inflammation of the bone lining in your leg or compromised leg blood flow during exercise.

Both issues usually don't require any aggressive management unless you are having constant pain, including night pain, pain with walking/standing or worsening pain. If any of these symptoms are present, visit your primary care or orthopedist. ...Read more

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What should I do about shin splints, calf pain due to running?

Ice, rest, stretch: Usually this problem is secondary to running on a hard
surface or repetitive activity. Treatment is ice massage, nsaids,
rest and stretching. Also your running shoes lose their
cushioning function before they wear out visually. So if you
run on a regular basis, replace your shoes every 6-8 months. ...Read more

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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more


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Shin Splints (Definition)

An acute pain in the shin and lower leg caused by prolonged running, ...Read more